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Federal, Policy

Biden to sign bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

June 17, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The United States is commemorating the end of slavery with a new federal holiday. President Joe Biden is set to sign legislation into law Thursday to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. The House voted 415-14 on […]


Health Care, Industry

As COVID-19 crisis ebbs, some seeking 9/11-style commission

June 17, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

With more than 600,000 Americans dead of COVID-19 and questions still raging about the origin of the virus and the government’s response, a push is underway on Capitol Hill and beyond for a full-blown investigation of the crisis by a […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Digital acceleration at Stanley Black & Decker places data at the center

June 16, 2021

Via: CIO

For Stanley Black & Decker, digital technologies are transforming every aspect of the company, from internal operations to customer experience to the products and services themselves. Recently, I spoke with Rhonda Gass, CIO, about her approach to strategy, architecture, and […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

No, NFTs aren’t copyrights

June 16, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

For contemporary artists, attaching work to the blockchain in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT) may seem like a secure and verifiable way to sell art online. In some ways, it is. Blockchain inherently records time-stamped data on all […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

GM increases EV and AV investments to $35B through 2025

June 16, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

General Motors Co. has yet again upped the amount it says it will spend on electric and autonomous vehicle investments, saying Wednesday that it would spend $35 billion through 2025 – an $8 billion increase from its previous plan announced […]


Industry, Workforce

Companies should utilize real-time compensation data to ensure equal pay

June 16, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are often thought to be an issue that can be solved by intuition by some segment of the HR team. However, in reality, it needs to come from a data-driven approach that encompasses the […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

A DNA-based storage system with files and metadata

June 15, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

DNA-based data storage appears to offer solutions to some of the problems created by humanity’s ever-growing capacity to create data we want to hang on to. Compared to most other media, DNA offers phenomenal data densities. If stored in the […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Founders Ben Schippers and Evette Ellis are riding the EV sales wave

June 15, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

EV sales are driving demand for services and startups that fulfill the new needs of drivers, charging station operators and others. Evette Ellis and Ben Schippers took to the main stage at TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 to share how their […]


Health Care, Industry

Meet the mobile therapy startup backed by Christian Angermayer’s

June 15, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Mental health startup Ksana Health has received $2 million in seed funding led by re:Mind Capital, the mental health VC arm of Christian Angermayer and Apeiron Investment Group. It’s a move informed by two trends: passive data collection, and a […]


Cybersecurity

TSA preps second pipeline cyber directive

June 15, 2021

Via: FCW

The Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers on Tuesday that the agency is developing a second security directive focused on requirements for pipeline cybersecurity mitigation measures and that the agency has a cadre of inspectors ready to enforce those requirements. Sonya […]